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Drake’s Round the World Voyage

Drake’s Round the World Voyage

This is an Epic History TV / Simple History collaboration, supported by our sponsor, The Great Courses Plus. In the 1560s and ’70s Protestant England, under Queen Elizabeth… was the bitter rival of Philip II’s Catholic Spain. Philip ruled over a vast New World empire, that produced a fortune in gold and silver for the …

Canada. History of Canada in a Nutshell.

Canada. History of Canada in a Nutshell.

Canadians some think, hockey Beavers and snow but do we see the whole picture? Hear the story of Canada… The first Europeans who reach the coast of present-day Canada are the Vikings. In 1001 a viking named Leif Eriksson sails off the Iceland, discovers the Greenland and decides to explore further to reach a new …